Brandon Palaniuk might not have caught 24 pounds of bass on Day Three of the TroKar Quest, but he didn't hook himself either.
While those are not connected, Palaniuk said he would gladly take another finger piercing if it meant he'd be assured of catching another huge stringer.
With 17 pounds today, Palaniuk has around 63 pounds and holds almost a 10-pound lead over Britt Myers. These results are unofficial, but Palaniuk appears to be putting the hammer down.
If he can keep it up, he's in line for both the Luck "E" Strike Comeback and Heavyweight awards, given to the angler with the largest bag and the one with the biggest points move in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings.